Climbing in Snowdon Pen-y-Pass
Try the brilliant tracks directly across the road from the hostel. Crib Goch offers grade 1 scrambling opportunities, with lots of famous climbing crags available in the immediate area. Cromlech Boulders are well known in the area for bouldering. If you're just starting to climb, the National Mountain Centre at Pas-y-Brenin offers tuition across several climbing ranges. If you’re a competent mountaineer, tick off the classic Snowdon Horseshoe with its hair-raising scrambles over Crib Coch and Y Lliwedd .
Other things to do nearby
From the front door of all our Snowdonia hostels you will be treated to unrivalled access to some of the UK's finest walking and hiking territory. From YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass: There are three route
Walk around Llyn Idwal and discover stunning waterfalls, the famous Devils Kitchen and the magnificent Snowdonia hills - beautiful on any day of the year.
Mount Snowdon is the ultimate climbers dream in North Wales. You'll get a real sense of achievement once you've accomplished this climb.
There are many local crags within easy walking distance in the area, so you won’t have to walk far before you can start climbing.
Discover a landscape that was sculptured by ice thousands of years ago.
Glyder Ridge Distance: 5.5 miles/8km Start/Finish: Ogwen car park, Llyn Ogwen, LL57 3LZ Terrain: Mountain track, trail Toughness: Challenging Ascent: 731 metres &
The best climbing in the whole world, well, so the hostel manager says! You'll find all varieties of rock and levels.
Llyn Ogwen is very popular with fishermen. You might even catch a Gwyniad, a sub-species of European white fish, trapped in the lake after the Ice Age 10,000 years ago.
Snowdon Mountain Railway Take a journey to the rooftop of Wales.
Travel on Britain’s only rack and pinion railway to Hafod Eryri, the stunning new visitor centre at the Summit of Snowdon. Visit the website
High level activities to get the heart racing! Enjoy the leaps, swings and zip line with spectacular views of Snowdonia.
Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge steam trains. Enjoy views of Snowdonia as you travel along the shores of Llyn Padarn.
Electric Mountain is home to the Dinorwig Power Station, set in the mountains of Snowdonia and dubbed "Britain's largest battery" this hydroelectric station houses 6 electric generators producing
Tour the large colourful chambers, magnificent stalactite and stalagmites and copper ore veins with traces of gold and silver. Visit the website
Surrounded by some of the best climbing in Britain, there's plenty of choice with single pitch and multi pitch routes, bouldering problems and a variety of rock types to suit all levels.
The hostel is a short drive from the Forestry Commission's Marin Trail with its challenging ascents and technical descents - best for experienced mountain bikers.